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The Silent Dead

The Silent Dead

Author(s): Tetsuya Honda

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Twenty-seven-year-old Detective Reiko Himekawa has an impressive ability to solve crimes. When a gruesomely slaughtered body wrapped in plastic is discovered, Reiko soon uncovers eleven other murders with a similar ‘signature’ and a reference to something called ‘strawberry night’, a group that recruits victims and murderers on the internet. To solve the case, Reiko is forced to reach back into her own troubled past.

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Author: tripfiction

The Silent Dead is not for the faint-hearted. It is Tokyo noir at its best… and most gruesome. A series of twelve quite mind bogglingly evil and brutal murders threatens to confound the police....

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021